Newport City Council will address a request for city council action at their regularly scheduled meeting on January 13th that will increase the number of roadways where parking bans are established during snow emergencies.

The recommendation comes from the Department of Public Services that believes increasing the number of roads from 9 to 24 will give them the ability to better serve residents during winter events  and will improve general snow removal relating services during and after storm events.

This new ordinance shall take effect upon its passage by Newport City Council.

The list has been pared down over several years from a much longer list that once included 69 streets as far back as 1978.

Motor vehicles parked on any street one-half hour after a parking ban has been announced may be towed.

Current streets that have parking bans during a snow storm;

  • Bellevue Avenue
  • Broadway
  • Thames Street
  • Spring Street
  • Summer Street
  • Friendship Street
  • Washington Square
  • Van Zandt Ave (JT Connell Hwy to Malbone)
  • Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.

Proposed New Snow Emergency Streets

  • Kay Street
  • Powell Avenue
  • Annandale Road
  • Gibbs Avenue
  • Washington Street
  • Gould Street
  • East Bowery Street
  • William Street
  • Farewell Street
  • West Narragansett Avenue
  • Coggeshall Avenue
  • Third Street
  • Warner Street
  • Bedlow Avenue
  • Bliss Road

This story will be updated as more information is received.

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